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Kenya's Twiga Foods Raises $10.3 Million in Series A Round
Kenyan B2B food supply platform, Twiga Foods, successfully raised a Series A funding amounting to USD 10.3 Million in a round led by Wamda Capital. Other investors in the round included Omidyar Network, DOB Equity, Uqalo, 1776, Blue Haven Initiative...
Jack Ma Promises to Support Young African Entrepreneurs Through 4 Projects
Jack Ma, the Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, spent this week in East Africa in his first visit to the continent. He expressed his belief in the potential of the continent and its young population. Ma, in the company of other Ch...
Women In Technology Uganda Giving Hope to School Drop Outs
Women in Technology Uganda (WITU) aims at Empowering, Inspiring and Training the next generation of Uganda female leaders, business women, and technologists. WITU has the vision to reduce the technological gap that exists between girls and boys. ...
GrowthAfrica Moves Offices to the Innovation Village
GrowthAfrica, a company that organizes accelerator programs to help pre-scale companies seize and develop business opportunities in Kenya and East Africa, has moved its Ugandan offices to the Innovation Village in Ntinda. They'll be located on t...
Meet the Ugandan Engineers Working With Andela - Episode 1
Andela recently launched in Uganda. This brought its presence on the African continent to 3 countries, namely Uganda, Kenya, and Nigeria.  If you don't know what Andela does, it offers Software developers an opportunity to work for its clients...
DTB "Lowers" Itself to Uplift Ugandan Entrepreneurs
This evening, Varghase Thambi, CEO of DTB Uganda, and his management team at DTB Uganda held a session with Ugandan entrepreneurs and innovators at the Innovation Village. This came after he paid a courtesy visit last week during which he was treated...
Applications to Seedstars Kampala Are Open, Apply Now!
Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests up to $1 Million in emerging market startups through its exclusive startup competition which covers over 65 countries of which Uganda is among. It is a Switzerland based startup competition that takes...
What does DTB Boss Innovation Village Visit Mean for Uganda's Startup Scene
Last week, Varghese Thambi CEO of DTB Uganda, paid a courtesy visit to entrepreneurs and innovators at the Innovation Village in Ntinda. They showcased demos of their works while Varghese went on to break down how DTB Uganda is looking to become t...
What Causes Side Hustling Among Ugandan Entrepreneurs - Silicon Hills Kampala
Last evening, Fenix International hosted some of Uganda's leaders in the tech and startup ecosystem in an event dubbed Silicon Hills Kampala. The main aim was to boil down heads and forge a way forward as well as craft a vision for the ecosystem desp...
DusuPay Expands Operations to Rwanda
DusuPay, a payments gateway for companies accepting payments from Africa, has today extended its operations to Rwanda. This they say is in a bid to become Africa's Largest payments solution for all global businesses looking to accept payments from Af...
Uganda's Masikini Aiming at Dominating East Africa
  Masikini is an e-commerce platform whose aim is to make shopping less painful for Ugandans. It started serious operations in January 2017 though was operating prior to that. Currently, they have one store which is located at Oasis Mall baseme...
E.A Incubators Should Push Young Entrepreneurs to Talk to "Real People" - GrowthAfrica CEO
Last week, GrowthAfrica held its first GrowthAfrica’s Acceleration Programme 2017 workshop in form of a boot camp for its Ugandan cohort at the Innovation Village in Ntinda. The boot camp was the first of seven workshops that the 11 businesses in t...
6 Ways to Nail Part-time Entrepreneurship in Africa
More often than not, startups in Africa are started by people who have no savings stashed away or a hand from family members let alone friends. Instead, these entrepreneurs have to juggle between gigs and jobs to ensure they support their new venture...
Sign up as an Informal Mentor and Support Micro-Entreprises
Seed40, an initiative established to identify and invest in microenterprises through an informal network of mentors, is calling for those interested in signing up with it as mentors to sign up. It is running a seed programme from which various mic...
Dear Wantpreneurs, Let MVPs Be MVPs!
Yesterday, some gentleman called Allan called me. He wanted us to start a business together. Because? He had seen my posters advertising CV writing and Dissertation that I had pinned around Makerere University. He didn't know that I was carrying o...